St. Martin’s is responsible for one meal each quarter. We need people to prepare, serve and clean-up for each of the dates. (May 10th, July 19th, Oct 4th, and Dec 13th). Currently there is a sign-up sheet in Park Hall for the May 10thdate only. You can sign-up by shift depending on you skill and time available. The meal is served at St. Johns. Carpooling is available. For more detail see Wayne Peters or Dana Griggs.
Food Pantry Sunday Sunday
(the second Sunday of each month)
Please help our friends and neighbors in need by
donating non-perishable food and toiletry items. You can drop the items off at church at any time (in the basket in the coat closet) and we will bless them on the second Sunday of each month.
Our donations go to Circle of Concern’s Food Pantry, where they are distributed throughout the West County community.
Thanks for your generosity!
Learn more about Circle of Concern: www.circleofconcern.org.
St. Martin’s Scholarship Program
Next Sunday, March 16th will be the kick-off for our 13th consecutive year of providing the St. Martin’s Scholarship. Our goal is to provide a $3000 scholarship. The scholarship will be granted to a west county high school senior from the Valley Park, Rockwood or Parkway school districts. These scholarships are to help a local student get a good start into college.
Chris Pallozola, the Executive Director at Circle of Concern will be here to discuss our scholarship and our relationship with Circle. Special envelops will be provided on that day to fund the scholarship. Please consider supporting this program. This St. Martins Scholarship program also provides multiple opportunities to publicize our Church’s community involvement throughout the west county school systems.
On Thursday, February 20,please be our guest at “Making a House a Home” — our major 2014 fundraising event for Magdalene St. Louis. It will be an evening of inspirational stories, wonderful company and a chance to help support this transformational ministry. We’re thrilled that one of St. Louis’ best blues bands, The Jeremiah Johnson Band, is donating its talents, and also that Amos Harris has opened up a wonderful space overlooking Washington Avenue in the Mercantile Exchange building for our use. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres begin at 5:30and you’ll be out the door by 7:30 with most of your evening still in front of you.
There is NO CHARGE to get in. We want as many people as possible to hear the good news about Magdalene St. Louis and we know people will be moved to give when they do.
Three things you can do to help make this all a huge success:
2.) Invite everyone you know. (We’re hoping to have 500 people in attendance). Email your friends. Publicize it in your congregation. Spread the word. All people have to do to RSVP is go to the Eventbrite site.
3.) If you can’t make it, consider a gift to Magdalene St. Louis.
Two ways you can give.
You can send a check made out to Magdalene St. Louis to:
Magdalene St. Louis
c/o Christ Church Cathedral
1210 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
Every Saturday at Christ Church Cathedral, around 200 homeless people are served breakfast. On the menu are hard boiled eggs. Members of St. Martin’s contribute 15 dozen hard boiled eggs once a month. It’s so easy! All that you have to do is cook them, put them back in the carton and bring them to church on Sunday and place in the refrigerator. There is a great bunch of volunteers who have been doing this since 2007. You are only called on quarterly to help. If you are interested in participating, please contact Alice McLaughlin at 636-519-0493 or [email protected].
Please share your blessings this season and help make this a Merry Christmas for our neighbors in need. Everyone is encouraged to stop by the St. Nicholas display table in Park Hall and pick up a gift tag (for Circle of Concern) and/or a gift wish list (for ECM). Return all your gifts to St. Martin’s by December 9. Circle of Concern gifts should be wrapped, with the gift tag attached. Please do not wrap the gifts for ECM.
The need is greater than ever this year. Thank you for your generosity.